The dietetics option prepares students for diverse and dynamic professions that integrate human nutrition, food service administration, food science, chemistry, physiology, management and interpersonal skills. Students will be able to transfer to an Oklahoma university and complete course work in a Didactic Program in Dietetics which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, ph. (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400. When students successfully complete the academic requirements and experience component (Dietetic Internship), they are eligible for the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Application to ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internships is very competitive. Individuals who are successful on the CDR examination become registered dietitians and are entitled to use the initials “R.D.” to signify professional competence. Many states including Oklahoma also require a license to practice dietetics in the state.
Workforce Development Degree Information
Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.